PSG v Chelsea: Attack surely has to be the best form of defence.
John Terry has been ruled out of Chelsea's trip to Paris with the minor injury he picked up...
John Terry has been ruled out of Chelsea's trip to Paris with the minor injury he picked up at the weekend. With Kurt Zouma already out with injury and Nemanja Matic through suspension, surely the best form of defence in Paris is to attack from the very first minute.
I am dreading what could possibly happen if we decide to play a slow, defensive game. We could find ourselves being opened up time and time again and we could be out of the tie before the second leg or to have some sort of mountain to climb if we did.
Why not purely focus on ourselves? Why not look to attack PSG at every opportunity playing the same tempo we do in the Premier League? It's always been a bug bear of mine that English sides in Europe adopt their style or play to suit the competition. We get sucked into this slow and calculated approach which allows the opposition to play their own game. Why not really go after PSG playing with physicality and pace to really test what they are made of?
Chelsea are more than capable of causing PSG problems and having watched the second half of their game last weekend at Marseille, seeing the amount of chances the home side created, Chelsea WILL have plenty of opportunity to score it's just whether or not we can be as clinical as we were against Newcastle.
I would stick with the same front four and bring Mikel into the middle for Matic which means Cesc Fabregas pulls the strings from midfield. The only concern is that he isn't the quickest or the best tackler we have and could get turned on occasion.
I believe we will score tomorrow. It's whether or not we can keep a clean sheet or to restrict PSG to one or two goals.
PSG are there for the taking, why not go out after them right from the start? What do you people think and what do you think would be our starting eleven?